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Sex-Sorted Semen for Beef Cow-Calf Production

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Publication Number: P2569
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Attempts to shift the gender ratio for a calf crop have been tried several different ways, but the idea of sorting or selecting semen to favor male or female offspring has been researched since the advent of artificial insemination. This is possible because the fertilizing sperm cell determines the gender of the calf. Because of the genetic makeup of the cells, sperm that produce female offspring are referred to as X-bearing sperm, while those that produce male offspring are referred to as Y-bearing sperm.

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Authors

Portrait of Dr. Jane Parish
Professor and Head
Beef cattle

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Portrait of Dr. John Russell Blanton, Jr.
Prof & Head & Interim Assc Dir
Portrait of Dr. Brandi Bourg Karisch
Assoc Extension/Research Prof
Beef Cattle, Nutrition, Management, Health
Portrait of Dr. Jane Parish
Professor and Head
Beef cattle
Portrait of Dr. Daniel Rivera
Assoc Extension/Research Prof
Beef cattle production and nutrition

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